The Confianza Way

Family & Student Engagement

  • Strong Connections Built on Confianza Between Home & School for English Learners

    by Sarah Ottow “This student doesn’t have any support at home.”  “ELL parents just simply don’t come to school.” “If only the family would just get involved, the student would do better in school.” Many educators tell us how much family engagement matters and, in many cases, exasperated in terms... View Post
  • Developing Empathy for your English Language Learners

    by Kerry Shelke Empathy….some of use have a lot, some of us have a little, but all of us experience it at some point in life. As educators we often get caught up in the day-to-day tasks at hand and depending on our demographic, subject(s) taught and age levels, empathy sometimes goes by the waysi... View Post
  • “Sharing the Ambassadorship” in Lexington Public Schools, MA

    by Catherine Glennon Murphy, Guest Blogger The ELL teacher at every school plays many roles, and one of the most crucial is that of ambassador to new families. At Fiske Elementary School in Lexington, MA we have come together as a community to take an active approach in easing a newcomer’s trans... View Post